Woorim Foreshore Community DayOur celebration of World Wetlands Day was quite WET and you may have decided not to attend because of the weather.
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO CELEBRATE AGAIN.
Friday 9th March at 8am
BIEPA members are invited to join the Rotary Club of Bribie Island and Conservation Volunteers of Australia (formerly WetlandCare Australia http://www.wetlandcare.com.au.) to enjoy a day of caring for the sensitive dune system and riparian habitat along the Woorim foreshore.
You will be planting endemic plants alongside other caring community members to ensure a healthy habitat for our endangered loggerhead turtles, migratory shorebirds and other resident birds and wildlife that call our coastal dunes home.
MORNING TEA AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
See attached Woorim Foreshore Community Day for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
From your BIEPA Management Committee.
Flowers photographed on Wildflower Walk

Photo  Credit: Marj Webber

Some 90 participants joined BIEPA’s annual “Wonders of the Wallum” Wildflower Walk on Sunday, 3 September, through heathland at the top of Cotterill Avenue, Bongaree. This event is part of the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

We were again blessed with perfect weather and many of the flower species were at their best. The groups of walkers appreciated the knowledge and experience of our guides – Allan Carr from Native Plants Queensland and John Ward from the Bribie Wallum Action Group and Community Nursery. There was also valuable input from Ron Powell and Michael Strong concerning the Aboriginal
history of the area and the significance of the various plants and trees to the first inhabitants. BIEPA would like to thank them all for their contribution to the success of this event.

We were pleased to see that this Walk attracted enthusiasts from outside the local area – including from Maroochydore and the Northern Rivers. We also welcomed some overseas visitors.

From the feedback received, it seemed that everyone had an interesting and enjoyable morning.

Wildflower Walk 2017

Photo Credit: Emma Carter

We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

 

Koalas

Did you know more than 80% of koalas have disappeared from Queensland’s Koala Coast due to excessive tree clearing? BIEPA was shocked too. That’s why BIEPA emailed a KIMBY (Koala In My Back Yard) to the Queensland Government to protect the habitat of koalas and other Australian wildlife.

Will you send one too?
Visit www.wwf.org.au/savekoalas to send yours now!”

Boronia falcifolia

BIEPA’s Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower We will be meeting at the National Park entrance on the Corner of Cotterill Ave and Protea Drive.

SUNDAY 3rd September 2017 – 8:00am to 11:00am

We look forward to seeing you there for another morning of appreciation for our wonderful Wallum wildflowers.
 
From BIEPA Management Committee and organisers of the Walk.
 
DOWNLOAD the BIEPA WFW POSTER 2017